Hong Kong Hiking Trails

Dragon’s Back Trail, Maclehose Trail, Monkey Trail Hike, The Peak Trail, Ping Shan Heritage Trail, Yung Shue Wan Hike, Lantau Peak Trail, Hike to Tung O Beach, Violet Hill & Twin Peak, Sunset Peak, Po Toi Trail, Devil's Peak, Lion Rock, Cape D’Aguilar, High Junk Peak and many more.

With its backdrop dominated by towering green ranges, the scenic trails here make hiking in Hong Kong one of the most popular of tourist spots. From challenging uphill climbs to leisurely promenades by the coast, the hikes here vary in length and difficulty, making the city a popular haunt among novice and seasoned hikers alike. 

As a hiker in Hong Kong, one must carefully choose their trail to fit their expertise. While those experts in the sport can go for more challenging hikes, such as the Suicide Cliff hike or the Twin Peaks trail, beginners can choose from some of the friendlier Hong Kong hiking trails such as the Victoria Peak Circle or the Yung Shue Wan trail. 

The best hikes in Hong Kong are known for their unnatural beauty. Whether it be the Lung Ha Wan trail, with its bird’s eye view of the city, or the Cape D'Aguilar Walk with its many natural marvels, the views from the trails form half the allure.

Here are some of the best hiking trails in Hong Kong:

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Dragon’s Back Trail

Dragon’s Back Trail is one of the most iconic hiking trails in Hong Kong and it is easy to access from the city center coupled with the added advantage of being a highly scenic route. The trail is excellent for both beginners and experienced hikers.

For some real adrenaline rush indulge in a paragliding plunge from Shek O Peak. If hiking is your primary goal then continue to Big Wave Bay Beach and end the trek with a sumptuous seafood feast. 

Location: Hong Kong, Shek O, Dragon's Back

Hiking Duration: Approximately 2 hours with stops

Hiking Tips: 
Avoid weekends if possible or start before 9 am.
                     Carry drinking water
                     Wear comfortable walking or trekking shoes.
                     The weather can be unpredictable- carry a waterproof jacket and sunscreen.

How Long is the Trail: The loop of the trail is 5 km long

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Maclehose Trail

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Maclehose Trail offers some of the best trekking in Hong Kong. This hiking trail has some of the most spectacular geological sites which can catch the intrigue of avid photographers and adrenaline junkies. The Trail has 5 stages and most are not able to complete all these stages.

For those who do, there is the famous monument of Lion Rock with a full colony of monkeys waiting for them. The Maclehose Trail is also listed in National Geographic’s 20 Dream Trails chosen by Outdoor Luminaries. 

Location: Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Hiking Duration: The entire trail-5 to 7 days. Stage 1&2 - 7 hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
Trailhead at the end of Stage 3 has a huge camping ground with all basic facilities. 

How Long is the Trail: Entire trail - 100 km

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The Peak Trail

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The Peak Trail is a walking set in the midst of the bustling city providing for one of the best hiking trails in Hong Kong. The summit of The Peak is ideal for watching the sunset behind the Hong Kong skyline. The Peak Trail is not only a fitting exercise of the body but of the mind as well.

There are signs and boards along the way that explains and tells about the different variety of plants growing in the area. This urban trail gives the perfect city views surrounded by verdant plants and heritage sites. 

Location: The Peak, Hong Kong Island

Hiking Duration: 2 hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
There are no replenishing stations on the trail so stock up before starting on the hike.
                     There is more than one way to circle the Peak, so familiarise the route you wish to 
                     take before you start.

How Long is the Trail: 3.5 km approximately
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Ping Shan Heritage Trail

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The result of a hiking trail combined with spectacular heritage sites is an exhilarating experience that is incomparable. This is exactly what the Ping Shan Heritage Trail presents to its visitors. First, of its kind, this Trail was opened in 1993 showcasing the culture and life of one of the most powerful of the ‘FIve Clans’, the Tangs.

There is a lot to take in, such as ancient walled villages, historical buildings, Hong Kong’s oldest Pagodas: The Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda and so much more.

Location: Ping Shan, Yuen Long District, Hong Kong

Hiking Duration: 2 hours approximately with several sightseeing stops

Hiking Tips: 
Carry enough drinking water
                     Carry sunscreen, a hat and a waterproof jacket

How Long is the Trail: 2 Kms approximately

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Lantau Peak Trail

Lantau Peak Trail boasts to be the second-highest peak in Hong Kong offering the most spellbinding views. It is an excellent trail if you want to combine hiking along with sightseeing. The Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery are two major attractions on this trail.

The more challenging side is when you start your hike from Ngong Ping or from the Big Buddha. The ascend is a series of steep stairs after stairs. 

Location: Lantau Peak, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Hiking Duration: Approximately 2 hours to Lantau Peak

Hiking Tips: 
The trail is arduous and you need to be careful while heading back down.
                      Make sure you wear appropriate hiking shoes or strong trainers
                      Bring water, sunscreen, and a waterproof jacket

How Long is the Trail: Approximately 4.5 km

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Tai Mo Shan Trail

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Indulge in an exciting adventurous hike along Tai Mo Shan Trail as you scale the highest peak in Hong Kong. The trail is mainly a ridge-top walk which offers some of the most spectacular views of Hong Kong, especially on a clear day.

The walk itself can give you the experience of being up in the clouds. If you want to enjoy a perfect sunset then head to Tai Mo Shan Lookout point for the most picture-perfect sight.

Location: Centre of the New Territories, Hong Kong

Hiking Duration: Approximately 5 hours with stops

Hiking Tips: 
Visiting on a cloudy or misty day can offer some of the best experiences.
                     The trail is a mix of dirt roads and paved roads so make sure you wear sturdy
                     and comfortable hiking shoes or trainers.

How Long is the Trail: 11 km

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Lamma Island

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Lamma Island offers an exciting hiking trail with wonderful attractions along the route. This is one of the best hiking trails in Hong Kong that can be explored and enjoyed by all age groups. The trail has excellent scenery coupled with some of the best beaches in Hong Kong 

One of the most exciting attractions here is the Kamikaze Cave which is a short distance after the Tin Hau Temple. 

Location: Lamma Island, Ling Kok Shan, Hong Kong

Hiking Duration: Approximately 4 hours with stops

Hiking Tips: 
There are many rest stops and replenishing booths along the trail but it is better to 
                      stock up at Sok Kwu Wan, the starting point
                      Wear the right gear for hiking
                      Make sure you have enough drinking water.

How Long is the Trail: Approximately 7 km

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Sunset Peak

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Sunset Peak is a wonderful trail that has a surprise at almost every turn. It offers one of the most interesting hikes in Hong Kong. It is also famous amongst travel photographers for its lush green carpets of grass instead of the usual brambles and bamboos.

Far ahead, the ridges are dotted with stone huts which were constructed between WW1 and WW2 time period for the missionaries as a holiday retreat. Once you reach the summit, wait for the wonderful sunset, the peak is famous for, and the spectacular views. 

Location: Sunset Peak, Lantau Island

Hiking duration: 5 hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
Bring along torches or headlamps if you plan to watch the sunset.
                     Remember to carry mosquito repellent, camera, and a jacket.

How Long is the Trail: 9Kms approximately.
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Po Toi Trail

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Po Poi Trail is one of the most fantastic trails in Hong Kong providing the most spectacular views of rocky coastlines, spell-binding scenery, amazing rock formations, and nature all around. Once you reach the top all you can see is the magnificent scenery and goings and comings of yachts, boats, and ships.

You can even pitch a tent on the Island instead of returning to the city for that extra touch of adventure. The most prominent landmark on this hiking trail is the rock formations shaped like a gigantic palm and giant tortoise.

Location: South-east Island District, Hong Kong

Hiking duration: 3 hours approximately 

Hiking Tips: 
No replenishment stops on the trail so stock up near the pier
                     Make sure to wear hiking shoes or trainers.

How Long is the Trail: 4 km approximately

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High Junk Peak

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High Junk Peak is one of the relatively moderate hiking trails in Hong Kong with a combination of more than a few stairs, a few rolling hills and some of the most rewarding sights. This is one of the most unsung hikes in Hong Kong which makes it less crowded but offering some of the most spectacular views of Clearwater Bay and the nearby coastal areas which should definitely not be missed. 

Location: High Junk Peak Country TrailClear Water Bay, Hong Kong

Hiking duration: 4 hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
The trail is steep with gravel sections which may require scrambling.
                     There are no refuelling stops on the trail so be prepared with water, rain jackets and 
                     other essentials before you start the hike.

How Long is the Trail:
8.5 Kms approximately

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Plover Cove Country Park

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Trekking in Hong Kong’s Plover Cove Country Park is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors while still being close to the heart of the city. The Trail is a real challenge for avid hikers featuring incredible sea-scape, lush rolling hills and idyllic scenery.

The majestic hollow maple tree is an iconic part of the Trail. As you hike past the ridgeline take in the views of beautiful rustic hamlets at the foothills and the lush paddy fields swaying in the breeze.

Location: Bride's Pool Rd, Shuen Wan, Hong Kong

Hiking Duration: 6 hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
Start early in the morning to make the most of the stunning views.
                     Replenishments can be found in Sam A Tsuen and Lai Chi Wo.
                     There is an alternate route to return via Wu Kau Tang Village from where you can
                     board a green bus to the MTR Tai Po Market Station.

How Long is the Trail:
8 km approximately

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Ngong Ping

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Ngong Ping Trail provides for one of the best hikes in Hong Kong. The Trail is more of advanced difficulty as it involves a lot of climbing. A highland in Lantau Island, Ngong Ping features verdant rolling hills offering hiking trails for all levels of hikers.

One of the major attractions here is the magnificent view of the Tian Tan Buddha, a massive 34 meters high bronze statue of Lord Buddha.

Location: Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Hiking duration: 6 hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
The route from the trailhead to the first cable car tower is relatively unshaded so do 
                     carry a hat, sunscreen and drinking water.
                     The first part of the trail to the first tower is steep and the entire trail is made of stone steps. Wear appropriate shoes for the hike.
                     Do not forget to carry a hiking staff or walking stick.

How Long is the Trail: 14 km approximately

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Wu Kau Tang Country Trail

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This is a moderate, grade 2 type of country trail that is not very long but as enchanting and exhilarating as any other trail. The path runs alongside a stream leading past village houses and a wooded area that is filled with the greenest of flora and some rare and amazing fauna.

The trail is also a great place for birdwatching enthusiasts. The summit has a fire-lookout point and the area is frequented by field and wetland birds such as the kingfisher, egrets, bitterns and herons.

Location: Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Hiking duration: 2 hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
Carry mosquito sprays and bug repellants to avoid any nasty bug bites.
                     The signposts are not very easily visible so lookout for them carefully to avoid getting

How Long is the Trail: 2.5 KM
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Lau Shui Heung Reservoir

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Lau Shui Heung Reservoir hiking trail in Hong Kong is a country trail that begins and ends at Reservoir. This is a moderate level trail that can be enjoyed by both the experienced hikers as well as beginners.

The reservoir area itself is a beautiful verdant spot where you can spend a few moments enjoying the tranquillity. Past the reservoir, there is a beautiful lookout point which also serves as a fire lookout for the country park staff to monitor any fire breakouts on the hillside.

Location: Tai Po & North District

Hiking duration: 3 hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
There are no replenishing kiosks along the trail so stock up before the hike.
                     Best time to hike this trail to see the butterflies is between April to June and October
                     to November.

How Long is the Trail: 7.5 km

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Sharp Peak

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Sharp Peak is categorised as the toughest hikes in Hong Kong. This Trail is famous amongst experienced hikers for the challenges it offers with its winding routes and sharp contours. The summit of Sharp Peak can be reached from three sides; the North Ridge, which is the most difficult route, East Ridge and South Ridge.

For beginners, South Ridge is the best route to take. The best time to hike this trail is between October to February. 

Location: Sharp Island, Sai Kung District

Hiking Duration: 2 Hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
The mini-bus stop area is just a 30 minutes walk away from the end of the trail.
                     The paths are arduous and gravelly so wear good hiking shoes and also hiking gloves for clambering. 

How Long is the Trail: 3 km approximately
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Wilson Trail

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Wilson Trail is one of the most exciting and exhilarating trails for hiking in Hong Kong offering an all-encompassing route. The Trail features verdant fields, sandy beaches, large reservoirs and beautiful meandering paths. The Trail goes through 8 of the Country Parks offering the best trekking in Hong Kong.

It is one of the longest trails featuring some very spectacular views and it is divided into 10 Stages. The Trails range from moderate to difficult depending on where you start and which of the Stages you choose. 

Location: Tai Tam Reservoir Rd, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

Hiking Duration: 3 Hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
The trail is physically demanding so make sure you are fit for this kind of hiking.
                    There is very little or no shade along the way, carry a hat, sunscreen and stay

How Long is the Trail: 4.8 km approximately

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Yuk Kwai Shan (Mount Johnston)

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This is one of the most adventurous and exhilarating hiking in Hong Kong. Hikers can enjoy the best of outdoor adventures on this trail. The Trail offers panoramic views of the city and island views. Get ready for some real physical challenges as you go rappelling, scrambling and clambering up the hillside.

Cross the sandbank to reach the magnificent island of Ap Lei Pai. 

Location: Ap Lei Chau, Yuk Kwai Shan, Hong Kong Island

Hiking Duration: 2 - 3 Hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
The uphill and downhill path of this trail is very steep and would require scrambling. 
                     So bring hiking gloves.
                     If you continue to Ap Lei Pai across the sandbank, then make sure you know the tide 

How Long is the Trail:
3.6 km round trip
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Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail

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Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail offers one of the most fascinating and intriguing hiking in Hong Kong. This Path connects two ancient villages and used to be the only route for the villagers to sell their farm produce. The Trail itself is quiet, remote and takes you back in time.

However, it does get quite challenging while going up to Shek Lung Kung. The best reward for hikers is the panoramic view of Tsing Ma Bridge and Ting Kau Bridge.

Location: Tai Lam Country Park, Hong Kong

Hiking duration: 6 hours approximately

Hiking Tips: 
The uphill road is almost completely devoid of shade so avoid going on very hot days
                     or bring a large brim hat with sunblock.
                     The starting part of the trail is a steep upward climb so be prepared for it accordingly.

How Long is the Trail: 16 km approximately

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Wisdom Path

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The Wisdom Path is a spectacular series of 38 upright wooden columns with inscriptions from the ancient Heart Sutra. From the base of the Big Buddha, there is a trail through the woods that leads to the Wisdom Path.

The 38 columns are arranged in the form of the infinity symbol on a natural slope and you need to complete the loop. From the top, you can get a great view of Lantau Peak.  

Location: Ngong Ping Fun Walk, Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Hiking Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Hiking Tips: 
Wisdom Path can be accessed by cable car, taxis or bus from any part of Hong Kong
                     A few steps away from the entrance of the Wisdom Path is a viewing point from
                     where you can see the complete arrangement of the 38 columns.

How Long is the Trail: 200 meters

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Ma On Shan Country Park

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Ma On Shan Country Park offers some of the best opportunities for hiking in Hong Kong. The Trail presents a lot of challenges for hikers through majestic landscapes. Ma On Shan Peak is about 702 meters high and there are several ways to reach it.

The beginning is fairly easy but after the wooden junction starts a series of steps fashioned from rocks and boulders. This can be strenuous for beginners. But the sense of adventure and the magnificent panoramic views is worth every effort. 

Location: 12 On Chun Street, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong

Hiking duration: 7 hours approximately 

Hiking Tips: 
The trail is strenuous and requires hard physical effort.
                     Carry a change of clothes, a small towel, waterproof sunscreen, hiking boots, a
                     windbreaker and drinking water.

How Long is the Trail: 10 km approximately

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Monkey Trail Hike

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Stowed away behind the hills of northwestern Kowloon lies the Kam Shan Country Park, often called Monkey Hill for its generous population of Rhesus monkeys. The best way to explore the verdant green wilderness and witness its wild chiefs at play is to take the trail that runs across Kam Shan.

A concrete road opens into the Kowloon Reservoir Dam, which takes one right into the heart of the jungle. From here, several rugged trails outbranch and travel across the park. For the best experience, take the route that takes you up the mountain, where the monkeys are most commonly gathered.

Kam Shan Country Park, Hong Kong

Hiking Duration:
About two to three hours

Hiking Tips:
Those willing to see the monkeys should take the trail up the mountain. There are some picnic areas here as well. Make sure nothing is done to violate the peace and sanctity of the animals here. 

Trail distance
: About 4 kilometers
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Yung Shue Wan Hike

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Travelling from one end of Lamma Island to another, this casual hike connects the pier of Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kyu Wan. Several signs lead one along the well paved road, so there is little chance of losing oneself.

The trail itself crosses several major attractions on the island, such as the Kamikaze Cave and the Tin Hau Temple. The walk ends at the Yung Shue Wan village, which has a number of rest stops and eateries. The trail itself is fairly undulating and easy to travel, making it one of the most family friendly places for hiking in Hong Kong. 

Lamma Island 

Hiking Duration:
One to three hours, depending on the stops made 

Hiking Tips
: One can choose to stop at any of the major attractions that cross their way to enhance their experience. A pavilion by Aberdeen Bay serves as a rest stop and viewpoint as well. 

Trail distance:
About 5 kilometres
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Violet Hill & Twin Peak

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Probably the most challenging of Hong Kong hiking trails, the Violet and Twin Peak trail is flocked by regular trekkers throughout the year. What makes the hike here so challenging is the ascent and descent down two hills, which can be physically strenuous.

Fortunately, the hike here is as scenic as it is demanding. A series of well-paved stairs leads one across the trail, and at the summit, one can catch brilliant uninterrupted views to the city below. The route starts at Violet, then spills over to the Twin Peaks, which are again a series of two identical peaks joined by a ridge. The trail ends at Stanley, which has a number of eateries to explore. 

Wong Nai Chung Reservoir- Stanley 

Hiking Duration:
About 3 to 4 hours

Hiking Tips:
Sunset views are great from the Twins, and one could accordingly plan their hike timings. It is also advised to take adequate rest stops whenever required. 

Trail distance:
About 5 kilometres
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Devil's Peak

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For novice and beginners in the sport, the Devil’s Peak might be one of the best suited for Hong Kong hiking trails. The Hill gets its name from the fact that it was once home to some of the country’s most notorious pirates.

Later, it was used as a military base by the British, evidence of which is still found in standing remains of batteries and redoubts. When walking, one crosses these ancient structures, now in ruins. A series of stairs leads one right to the summit. There are arrows leading one across the old batteries as well, in which case the hike lasts longer.

Beside Lei Yue Mun Channel

Hiking duration:
One to two hours

Hiking Tips:
The best way to enjoy the trail is to take the route that crosses the old batteries. There is a picnic spot right at the top of Devil’s Peak where one can stop for a quick snack as well. 

Trail distance:
About 3 kilometres

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Lion Rock

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Jutting out from the centre of the city, the iconic Lion Rock stands out as one of the most prominent landmarks in Hong Kong. The uniquely shaped rock is also regarded as one of the best places for hiking in Hong Kong. Hiking up the Rock does not require former expertise, but can be challenging for new hikers.

There are a couple of routes that lead up to the Rock’s head, all of them of equal difficulty. The hike starts from the Lion Rock Country Park, where concrete steps lead one right up to the top. The hike, however, is best known for its view from the Rock Head, boasting of uninterrupted vantage of the city below.

Location: Sha Tin District, Hong Kong 

Hiking Duration: Two to four hours

Hiking Tips: Climbing the stairs up to the very top can prove to be strenuous, and it is advisable to take the hike slowly. There are a few good resting stops along the way that one can take advantage of.

Trail Distance: About 6 kilometres
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Cape D’Aguilar

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Called Hok Soi in the local tongue, the Cape D’Aguilar trail is one of the most mesmerizing of Hong Kong hiking trails. Travelling along the coastline, one is greeted with unprecedented views of the ocean, occasionally interspersed by islands.

The Cape Walk also crosses a number of great attractions, which one might choose to make a stop at. A variety of interesting caves, whale remains and World War II Relics dot the path here. In fact, the Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse, which is one of Hong Kong’s biggest cultural monuments, can also be found on the trail here. 

Location: Hok Sai Island 

Hiking Duration: About three to six hours, depending on the detours taken

Hiking Tips: For the best experience, try to visit as many attractions as you can on the hike. It is best to take the walk at a leisurely pace so as not to tire yourself out by the end of it. 

Trail Distance: About 8 kilometers
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Fei Ngo Shan Hiking Trail

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The Fei Ngo Shan Hiking trail leads one across Kowloon Peak, which is regarded as one of the best vantage points in the city. At 602 meters, the tallest point here easily commands some of the most sweeping views of the city sprawling below. One of the best hikes in Hong Kong, the trail can also prove to be a demanding one.

A concrete road leads one up the peak. The incline here is gentle but consistent. After some distance, the road beaks into a rugged path that leads one up to the peak. The best time to enjoy the hike is during sunset, for the obvious beauty of the landscape here. One can also choose to complete their experience by furthering their hike to the nearby Suicide Cliff.

Fei Ngo Shan Hiking Trail

Hiking Distance:
Three to four hours 

Hiking Tips:
It is best to take this hike slowly, for the series of steps might tire one out. Sunset is the best time to enjoy the views from the peak, although hiking can be done anything.

Trail Distance:
About 4 kilometers

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Tate’s Cairn Trail

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Rising right in the middle of Hong Kong, the Tate’s Cairn Mountain is known for its grandeur. One of the best hikes in Hong Kong, the summit here is home to some of the most beautiful aerial views of the city. The trail starts from the Lion Rock Country Park before breaking into grasslands.

Several granite rock formations dating back to the Jurassic period can also be found here. Wildlife adds another dimension to the hike, with some little animals and birds occasionally spotted along the way. While descending, one can choose to take a quick detour about Suicide Cliff, although this option is best tried by seasoned trekkers only. 

Kowloon Mountain range 

Hiking Distance:
About three to four hours 

Hiking Tips:
Keep an eye out for monkeys and little birds along the way. For the best experience, try the hike at dusk so you can watch the sunset from the peak. 

Trail Distance:
About 5.5 kilometers
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Lung Ha Wan Country Trail

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The Lung Ha Wan Country is one of the shortest yet best hikes in Hong Kong. This rare find is not only easy to conquer but well known for its stunning views as well. Although the hike begins with a short and steep climb, the ascent levels down pretty soon.

There onwards, one must take a rugged route up the mountainside. Once at the top, one is greeted with uninterrupted views of the islands below, and the mesmerizing blue-green of the landscape makes it one of the most photogenic spots in the city. As a bonus, one can also spot a number of ancient rock carvings while making their way up to the summit. 

Location: Clear Water Bay Country Park 

Hiking Distance: About an hour

Hiking Tips: Keep an eye out for the rock carvings on the way. Also, take the initial ascent slowly, so as not to tire yourself out before the actual climb.

Trail Distance: About 2.5 kilometres

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People Also Ask About Hong Kong

  1. What are the best summer hikes in Hong Kong?

    Some of the best summer hikes in Hong Kong include:

    1. Lantau Peak Trail: 
    This 2-hour hike takes you to the second-highest peak in Hong Kong. You also get to see the Big Buddha as well as the Po Lin Monastery on this trail. 
    2. Sunset Peak: This is a 5-hour amazing trail complete with verdant greenery and beauty at every turn. Whilst you are on your way to the Sunset Peak, you also get to see stone huts which date back to the times between the first and second World Wars. 
    3. High Junk Peak Trail: One of the easiest hikes in Hong Kong, this 4-hour trail involves stairs, hills as well as some of the most scintillating natural sights. You get to soak in views of Clearwater Bay along with the surrounding coastal areas on this hike. 
    4. Wu Kau Tang Country Trail: This is yet another beautiful trail with enchanting views of village houses, a stream running alongside and meadows with lush green flora and exotic fauna. 
  2. How long does it take to hike Victoria Peak?

    Victoria Peak is the summit of the Peak Circuit Trail, which is a moderate hike. On an average, the hike to Victoria Peak can be completed within 45 minutes to an hour. However, if you stop in between to take photographs of the surrounding natural landscapes and enjoy the views, it might take longer.
  3. What essentials are required for hiking in Hong Kong?

    When hiking in Hong Kong, some of the essentials that you require are:
    A backpack
    Dry food and snacks
    Extra clothing for rain and cold
    Hat or cap
    Torch or headlamp
    Extra battery for phone
    Personal Identity proof
    Cash and cards
    Emergency first aid kit
    Emergency multi-tool kit
  4. Which are the best hiking trails in Hong Kong?

    1. Dragon’s Back Hike: Spreading along the coast, the Dragon’s Back Mountain Ridge is home to one of the best hikes in Hong Kong. The hike here is fairly long although easy to do, and commands mesmerizing views to the sea. The Big Wave Bay Beach sits at the end of the hike, adding to one’s experience here.

    2. Monkey Trail Hike: One of the best Hong Kong hiking trails for wildlife lovers, the Monkey Trail Hike travels along Monkey Hill. Famed for its abundant population of Rhesus monkeys, this casual hike is regarded as one of the best hikes in Hong Kong among seasoned as well as novice trekkers. There are several picnic spots scattered around the trail as well.

    3. Kowloon Peak and Suicide Cliff Hike: One most challenging place for hiking in Hong Kong, the Kowloon Peak and Suicide Cliff are both known for their mesmerizing views as well as their difficulty. Travelling along the Kowloon Mountains, the stairs lead one up to the summit which commands excellent views of the city below. One can also choose to take the two hikes separately.

    4. Violet Hill and Twin Peaks: Another challenging trail in the collection, the Violet Hill and Twin Peaks height requires a fair bit of navigation. Although the trail here is long, it is also extremely scenic, and offers great views of the horizon.

    5. Tai Long Wan: One of the longest hikes in Hong Kong, Tai Long Wan is also blessed with some of the beautiful views. The trail travels along the coast, and one is met with uninterrupted views of the ocean along the way.

  5. Which are some of the easy hikes in Hong Kong?

    1. Lung Ha Wan Country Trail: This short and easy route is among the most accessible of Hong Kong hiking trails. Travelling across the Clear Water Bay country park, this casual trek is known for its excellent summit views. One can also spot ancient rock carvings on the way to the top.

    2. Yung Shue Wan Hike: Connecting the two ends of Lamma Island, this casual hike is well suited to families with children. The walk here is largely undulating, and travels along the shore. Several prominent attractions can be spotted along the way as well. 

    3. Victoria Peak Circle: Although one can trek up to Victoria Peak, one of the easiest ways to enjoy the peak is to take a bus ride up to it and then take the Circle Walk. This Walk travels 360 degrees around the short peak and is very easy to complete. The sunset views from here are quite epic as well. 

    4. Jardine’s Lookout Hike: Jardine’s Lookout Hike is one of the least known trails in Hong Kong, which makes it ideal for those looking for a quiet escape. The family friendly trail is only about hundred meters tall, and the excellent views of the Harbor below add to the charm of the trek.

  6. What is the best time for hiking in Hong Kong?

    The best time to enjoy hiking in Hong Kong is between the months of October and March. The weather during this time generally remains pleasant, making it the best time for outdoor sports.
  7. What are the important tips for hiking in Hong Kong?

    - The trails in Hong Kong are of varied difficulty. Make sure you properly research your choices before choosing one that fits your expertise. 
    - Pay attention to weather conditions and avoid hiking in rain.
    - Most organized trails have signboards, make sure to follow them.
    - Wear weather appropriate clothing to avoid discomfort.
    - Do not take any shortcuts unguided or alone.
    - Do not litter the jungle terrain that you walk through, or disturb any wildlife here.
    - Mobile coverage varies across different trails.

  8. What are the various day & night tour packages that you can book with Thrillophilia?

    Here are the various day & night tour packages that you can book with Thrillophilia:
    1. Hong Kong 5 Days 4 Nights Package
    2. Hong Kong 4 Days 3 Nights Package
    3. Hong Kong 6 Days 5 Nights Package
    4. Hong Kong 7 Days 6 Nights Package

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Govinda Chopra Cheap Hong Kong Package
We had a fun and great time here. We were able to maximize our time because the staff is friendly and we didn't have any difficulties during the tour
The trip was short just for 4-days but in all these 4-days we had the great fun of the place, the whole trip went smooth with no inconvenient at all, the hotel was good, the transport arranged for us was good too, we get all the help we need from the team. The local guide explained everything about the sightseeing of the places in detail which was interesting, Overall, we had a great experience at each spot we visited with lots of fun throughout. We tried the famous dishes of the place, learn their culture, even purchased souvenirs for memories.
This was my first time traveling with Thrillophilia and what an awesome experience it was, I really liked this HongKong Macau tours altogether...From the start till we finished the tour this package was completely packed with full of amazing sightseeing, fun activities which were a unique experience for me...The great thing was also that the leader of the tour made the trip memorable everything has been informed prior to the travel which does not mess up anything instead it was enjoyable...I got enough on this trip and I am totally satisfied...I can't wait to book another trip with Thrillophilia again
Wow!!! This is an absolutely budgeted package and the main thing on this package was that from the start of the tour till the end of the tour seem lots of fun which I can't wait to visit the place in which I suggested this to my family and we all are very happy with this package and we booked it. The moment we reached the place we get picked up from the airport by the Thrillophilia staff who was very welcoming, and friendly. The trip went so smooth, the transfers came on-time and took us to all the attractions of the place, the visit to Disneyland and Ocean Park was 'wow' the place is big, colorful, and fun everywhere which we had a wonderful time there the rides and the shows were incredibly amazing...We really enjoyed in Hong Kong... Thanks, to Thrillophilia for arranging a good trip for us.
Gudakesa Bhattacharya Hong Kong Macau Disneyland Package
Favorite trip of both adults and kids, My family and I were very happy to see that our booking website offers the best package of Hongkong Macau Disneyland package we gone through with the itinerary it was very rich and satisfying though... My kids are really excited about this package... Once we reached Hongkong from the airport we get picked-up by the Thrillophilia agent and transfered to the hotel and help with all the formalities process of the check-in...The sightseeing in Hongkong was truly breathtaking. The main thing we booked this package is for Disneyland and By God, this is truly paradise, it is more beautiful than I saw in Tvs and photos and the fun inside Destneyland was overloaded... the ocean world with the thrilling ride was just awesome... Nice time spend in Macau with the family, beautiful attractions, great markets, etc... It was a full fun trip throughout...
This was the ultimate vacation where I could feel myself closest to nature. The stay were comfortable and the facilities were perfect. I really recommend trying this to everyone.
It is the most amazing place that we have ever stayed in. It is a delight for travelers. It has serene surroundings. The place is so calm and relaxing that you almost forget the hustle-bustle of your busy life.
Hiranmaya Shah Hong Kong Cruise Package
Best experience I had ever had with trip this trip was a memorable moments captured by my friends they all are very much love these peacefull quite full I had ever experienced
Me and all my friends had a great experience at Disneyland. Would love to visit more
Chandraketu Bandopadhyay Hong Kong Disneyland Package
I am very much satisfied with the overall booking i got the best quote and all things were manage nicely. guide and drive both were professional and made it a memorable experience.

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